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Lots of bright lights, but an overall dim film.
Tron Legacy (DVD)
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Tron Legacy (DVD)
Advantages: Stunning sound and visuals.
Disadvantages: Boring storyline and mediocre acting
I watched this film having seen the original Tron film many years ago, so I was expecting good things from this film and this seems to be an improvement on the original in only one way and that is the visuals.
The problem is with this film is that they spent lots of money with spectacular visuals and an absolutely phenomenal soundtrack from Daft Punk, but it seems that they can completely forgot that they also have to make a good film. It seems to me that if you watched this film on mute it would be one of the best films that there are, but the story line just leaves a lot to be desired.
The film is a sequel to the original Tron film which is set about 20 years later, and follows Sam Flynn, the son of Kevin Flynn from the first film, and after his father goes missing, he goes to 'The Grid' with the intent of finding his father. The Grid is a world created by his father, where everyone inside is a programme and when Sam enters the grid he must play through physical games is this visually stunning world.
As I briefly mentioned earlier, the two things which do redeem this film a bit are the visuals and the music. The Grid is visually stunning world made up of lasers and lights and the whole film really is a spectacular light show. The soundtrack to the film is unbelievable good. As I said, it's all composed and performed by Daft Punk and it fits in with the stunning light show perfectly.
To conclude, with the visuals and music, this would have the potential to be a brilliant film, but it is seriously let down by the story and plot.
Summary: Great visuals and music, but let down by the storyline.